Today is the first ever Canadian Women Physicians’ Day!
March 11 was chosen to honour Dr. Jennie Trout, the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada.
“It was her own battle with ‘nervous disorders’ shortly after her marriage, which made Jennie decide to practice medicine.  In 1871, she passed her matriculation exam and studied the University of Toronto.  Jennie Trout and Emily Jennings Stowe were the first women admitted to the Toronto School of Medicine, by special arrangement.  However, Emily refused to sit her exams in protest of the university’s demeaning treatment of the two women.”
 
Remember the women who paved the way.
Celebrate and thank those who are making a difference today. #WomenDocsCAN

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